It has recently come to my attention that in some people's opinions, my skirts are too short and tops too low cut. Sometimes. Not always. It's not like I wear skirts up to my butt and showing tons of cleavage (just a little hint, but apparently that's too much too). I don't have the body for it yet and even if I did, I'm 45 years old and I work in a business office.
2 of my best features are my legs and being very "blessed". My skirts are knee length with the exception of 1 dress which is probably a couple of inches abovec my knees. So I started wearing a cami under some of my tops which, I discovered, are actually too big for me. I kinda forgot along the way that although the scale says I've only lost 10 pounds, I've actually lost a lot of fat off my back and consequently, depending on the top, I actually need a L instead of XL. Cool. great. I love it. except that the majority of my tops are XL and I'm a little cash strapped for buying new clothes. So I make due with camis.
The skirts.... apparently sometimes the back is shorter than the front which is odd since I don't have big hips or much booty (altho' I'm working on it). I figure because of the style of skirt, when I sit down and forget to pull the back down when I get up, it's likely creased or riding, so I'll be more cognizant of that. No problem. I can deal with that. But I REFUSE to wear dowdy clothes.. I spent way too many years wearing schleppy, dowdy clothes that did nothing to flatter me. I'm feeling much better, back to the "old" me, and I refuse to go back. Gotta be stylish, fitted and flattering or I just won't do it.
My fav comment tho' was about my makeup. This is a little silly. I'm not done up like a streetwalker, or goth or anything extreme. There may have been a few days where my eye makeup was a little dark. And I LOVE red lipstick, altho' I've been mostly wearing a combo of a dark purple and a bright pink together ... awesome colour. Maybe this was in reference to when I was wearing gloss on top of the lip colour (I love, love, love MAC makeup and they have the coolest glosses).
The stupid thing is, I've been dealing with this most of my life. I'm not some quiet, shy, demure woman. I have a rather large presence which has nothing to do with my size. I always have. I don't apologize for that and I won't back down. I've fought way too hard to get "me" back. I like myself again.
Didn't mean this to become a rant. Hmm. Men don't have to deal with this shit. But I guess they have their own stuff they have to deal with. I have't done any outfit posts in a long time. I guess I'm due :) Thanks for "listening".